I went strawberry picking recently, and it's clear strawberry season is coming to an end — at least around here. There were lots of strawberries close to the ground already gathering mold, and it took quite a while to pick a basket full of good ones. Since fresh, local strawberries will be coming to an end soon, I thought I'd post one last seasonal recipe for them. This time it's a special, once-in-a-while treat — a strawberry daiquiri that's just as good without the rum as it is with it.

This isn't a traditional strawberry daiquiri recipe; it's got a few things added. It's taken from Allrecipes.com.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup rum (leave out for the kids, of course, or anyone who wants an alcohol-free version)
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (try to chose one made without high fructose corn syrup)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses - frosted mugs would add to the fun for the kids - and enjoy.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

This strawberry daiquiri is for kids of all ages
Before strawberry season is gone, treat the kids to a frozen strawberry daiquiri without the alcohol.